Our friends at Mohawk offer some helpful tips for taking proper care of your area rugs.
Guidelines for general area rug care:
- VacuumingÂ Vacuum your rug regularly to remove loose soil, taking special care when vacuuming fringe and edges to avoid accidental fraying. When vacuuming a wool rug set your vacuumâ€™s beater bar to the highest setting to prevent the cleaning brush from pulling and damaging the surface fibers of your rug.Â Shag rugs are best vacuumed through use of the attachments or a canister vacuum with no beater bar.
- RotationÂ Rotating your rug often will allow the normal wear to be more evenly distributed. Regularly rotating your rug will also help to minimize color changes that may occur from exposure to direct sunlight.
- Rug PadÂ Every rug needs a rug pad. Rug pads extend the life of your rug as the pad absorbs the traffic wear and tear.